Soft Robotics

(The TQCC of Soft Robotics is 20. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Octopus Arm-Inspired Tapered Soft Actuators with Suckers for Improved Grasping177
Toward a Common Framework and Database of Materials for Soft Robotics160
Fully Wearable Actuated Soft Exoskeleton for Grasping Assistance in Everyday Activities120
Soft Rod-Climbing Robot Inspired by Winding Locomotion of Snake112
Hybrid Jamming for Bioinspired Soft Robotic Fingers97
A Wearable Soft Haptic Communicator Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators96
Novel Bending and Helical Extensile/Contractile Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Inspired by Elephant Trunk93
Bioinspired Three-Dimensional-Printed Helical Soft Pneumatic Actuators and Their Characterization91
Shape Memory Alloy-Based Soft Finger with Changeable Bending Length Using Targeted Variable Stiffness82
Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Fabric-Based Pneumatic Actuators for Soft Wearable Assistive Gloves80
MakeSense: Automated Sensor Design for Proprioceptive Soft Robots71
An Origami Continuum Robot Capable of Precise Motion Through Torsionally Stiff Body and Smooth Inverse Kinematics69
Soft Robots for Ocean Exploration and Offshore Operations: A Perspective67
A Machine-Learning-Based Approach to Solve Both Contact Location and Force in Soft Material Tactile Sensors65
MagWorm: A Biomimetic Magnet Embedded Worm-Like Soft Robot63
Adaptive Variable Stiffness Particle Phalange for Robust and Durable Robotic Grasping60
Swimming Performance of the Frog-Inspired Soft Robot59
Pneumatically Actuated Soft Gripper with Bistable Structures58
Additive Manufacturing for Self-Healing Soft Robots56
Harnessing the Multistability of Kresling Origami for Reconfigurable Articulation in Soft Robotic Arms55
Laser-Profiled Continuum Robot with Integrated Tension Sensing for Simultaneous Shape and Tip Force Estimation53
Patient-Specific Magnetic Catheters for Atraumatic Autonomous Endoscopy52
Twisted-and-Coiled Actuators with Free Strokes Enable Soft Robots with Programmable Motions52
Variable Stiffness Devices Using Fiber Jamming for Application in Soft Robotics and Wearable Haptics51
Circular Shell Gripper for Handling Food Products49
A Super-Lightweight and Soft Manipulator Driven by Dielectric Elastomers49
Fiber Jamming Transition as a Stiffening Mechanism for Soft Robotics49
Modal-Based Kinematics and Contact Detection of Soft Robots49
Tensegrity Robotics48
Rolling Locomotion of Cable-Driven Soft Spherical Tensegrity Robots47
Multimode Grasping Soft Gripper Achieved by Layer Jamming Structure and Tendon-Driven Mechanism47
Soft Humanoid Hands with Large Grasping Force Enabled by Flexible Hybrid Pneumatic Actuators44
Analytical Modeling and Design of Generalized Pneu-Net Soft Actuators with Three-Dimensional Deformations42
Untethered Soft Robotics with Fully Integrated Wireless Sensing and Actuating Systems for Somatosensory and Respiratory Functions41
An Underwater Robotic Manipulator with Soft Bladders and Compact Depth-Independent Actuation41
Phase Changing Materials-Based Variable-Stiffness Tensegrity Structures41
A Layer Jamming Actuator for Tunable Stiffness and Shape-Changing Devices40
Unfolding Textile-Based Pneumatic Actuators for Wearable Applications39
Texture Discrimination with a Soft Biomimetic Finger Using a Flexible Neuromorphic Tactile Sensor Array That Provides Sensory Feedback38
A Novel Fabric Muscle Based on Shape Memory Alloy Springs38
Lightweight Highly Tunable Jamming-Based Composites36
Photoresponsive Hydrogel Microcrawlers Exploit Friction Hysteresis to Crawl by Reciprocal Actuation35
LM-Jelly: Liquid Metal Enabled Biomimetic Robotic Jellyfish35
Toward Task Autonomy in Robotic Cardiac Ablation: Learning-Based Kinematic Control of Soft Tendon-Driven Catheters35
Soft Actuators Based on Liquid–Vapor Phase Change Composites34
A Snake-Inspired Layer-Driven Continuum Robot34
Recent Progress of Soft Electrothermal Actuators33
Characteristic Analysis and Design Optimization of Bubble Artificial Muscles33
An Exoneuromusculoskeleton for Self-Help Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke32
Pneumatic Supply System Parameter Optimization for Soft Actuators32
Optimal Design of a Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism to Deliver a Nearly Constant Output Force Over a Range of Input Displacements32
3D Printed Biomimetic Soft Robot with Multimodal Locomotion and Multifunctionality32
Global Vision-Based Formation Control of Soft Robotic Fish Swarm32
Soft Miniaturized Actuation and Sensing Units for Dynamic Force Control of Cardiac Ablation Catheters31
Design and Development of a Growing Pneumatic Soft Robot31
A Bioinspired Soft Swallowing Gripper for Universal Adaptable Grasping30
Pneumatically Controlled Reconfigurable Bistable Bionic Flower for Robotic Gripper30
Position and Force Control of a Soft Pneumatic Actuator30
Twisting and Braiding Fluid-Driven Soft Artificial Muscle Fibers for Robotic Applications30
A Human-Inspired Soft Finger with Dual-Mode Morphing Enabled by Variable Stiffness Mechanism30
Stiffness-Tunable Soft Gripper with Soft-Rigid Hybrid Actuation for Versatile Manipulations30
A Bioinspired Soft Swallowing Robot Based on Compliant Guiding Structure29
3D Printing Microactuators for Soft Microrobots29
An Untethered Soft Robot Based on Liquid Crystal Elastomers29
SoGut: A Soft Robotic Gastric Simulator29
Limpet II: A Modular, Untethered Soft Robot28
Scaling Up Soft Robotics: A Meter-Scale, Modular, and Reconfigurable Soft Robotic System28
A Wearable Textile-Embedded Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Haptic Display27
An Analysis of Peristaltic Locomotion for Maximizing Velocity or Minimizing Cost of Transport of Earthworm-Like Robots27
Fast Thermal Actuators for Soft Robotics26
A Shapeshifting Ferrofluidic Robot26
Compliant, Large-Strain, and Self-Sensing Twisted String Actuators26
Tendon-Driven Jamming Mechanism for Configurable Variable Stiffness25
Geometric Confined Pneumatic Soft–Rigid Hybrid Actuators25
Twisted Rubber Variable-Stiffness Artificial Muscles25
Continuum Robotic Caterpillar with Wirelessly Powered Shape Memory Alloy Actuators25
Stiffness Preprogrammable Soft Bending Pneumatic Actuators for High-Efficient, Conformal Operation24
Robust Multimodal Indirect Sensing for Soft Robots Via Neural Network-Aided Filter-Based Estimation24
Versatile Soft Robot Gripper Enabled by Stiffness and Adhesion Tuning via Thermoplastic Composite24
Bioinspired High-Degrees of Freedom Soft Robotic Glove for Restoring Versatile and Comfortable Manipulation24
Force Control of a 3D Printed Soft Gripper with Built-In Pneumatic Touch Sensing Chambers24
Anguilliform Swimming Performance of an Eel-Inspired Soft Robot24
Optical Sensor-Embedded Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Position and Force Estimation24
Tactile Model O: Fabrication and Testing of a 3D-Printed, Three-Fingered Tactile Robot Hand24
One-Shot 3D-Printed Multimaterial Soft Robotic Jamming Grippers24
Soft, Wearable, and Pleated Pneumatic Interference Actuator Provides Knee Extension Torque for Sit-to-Stand23
A Soft Exoskeleton for Tremor Suppression Equipped with Flexible Semiactive Actuator23
Flexible Capacitive Curvature Sensor with One-Time Calibration for Amphibious Gait Monitoring22
Flexible Manipulator with Low-Melting-Point Alloy Actuation and Variable Stiffness22
Bio-Inspired Transparent Soft Jellyfish Robot21
Bone-Inspired Bending Soft Robot20
A Soft Robot for Peripheral Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy20
Low-Voltage-Driven Large-Amplitude Soft Actuators Based on Phase Transition20
Design and Fabrication of a Low-Cost Silicone and Water-Based Soft Actuator with a High Load-to-Weight Ratio20
Inflatable Particle-Jammed Robotic Gripper Based on Integration of Positive Pressure and Partial Filling20
All-Soft Skin-Like Structures for Robotic Locomotion and Transportation20
Facile Analytical Extraction of the Hyperelastic Constants for the Two-Parameter Mooney–Rivlin Model from Experiments on Soft Polymers20
Origami Spring-Inspired Shape Morphing for Flexible Robotics20
Fluid Mechanics of Pneumatic Soft Robots20